James Oliver Barnett

20 November 1875–13 December 1943 (Age 68)
North Cayuga, Haldimand, Ontario, Canada

The Life of James Oliver

When James Oliver Barnett was born on 20 November 1875, in North Cayuga, Haldimand, Ontario, Canada, his father, George Oliver Barnett, was 40 and his mother, Esther Hetherington, was 30. He married Ida Smith on 6 October 1902, in Saint Catharines, Grantham, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. He lived in Cayuga, Cayuga, Haldimand, Ontario, Canada in 1891. He died on 13 December 1943, in St. Catharines, Niagara, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 68, and was buried in St. Catharines, Niagara, Ontario, Canada.

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James Oliver Barnett
Ida Smith
Marriage: 6 October 1902

Spouse and Children

6 October 1902
Saint Catharines, Grantham, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada

Parents and Siblings



    William Barnett


    Alice Ruth Barnett


    Ella Barnett


    Thomas John Barnett



+4 More Children

World Events (5)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 8

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 11

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 31

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from various places, for example Chipping (High) Barnet, East Barnet, and Friern Barnet in Greater London, named with Old English bærnet ‘place cleared by burning’ (a derivative of bærnan ‘to burn’, ‘to set light to’). 2. from a medieval personal name, a variant of Bernard .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jas O Barnett in entry for Ella Ruth Barnett, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • James Oliver Barnett, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • James Oliver Barnet, "Canada Census, 1891"

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